Almost exactly a month ago to the day, Auburn announced that long-time Georgia assistant Rodney Garner was leaving the Bulldogs for a job on Gus Malzahn‘s first Tigers coaching staff.
Reportedly, Florida’s set to do the same to another SEC football program as well.
While neither school involved has officially announced the move, multiple media outlets are reporting that the Gators have hired Brad Lawing as their new defensive line coach. Lawing would replace Dan Quinn, UF’s defensive coordinator who left last week for the same job with the Seattle Seahawks.
Quinn had also served as the Gators’ DL coach.
Lawing has spent 17 of the past 24 seasons as a Gamecocks assistant. His first stint lasted 10 seasons (1989-98); his second has lasted seven years, returning to Columbia in 2006 during Steve Spurrier‘s second season as head coach of the Gamecocks.
Lawing also spent four seasons at Michigan State between his USC stints, with his first year with the Spartans coming in Nick Saban‘s final year before leaving for LSU.
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